Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

New Paved Trails at Friendship Gardens

Over 2,900 feet of trails at Friendship Botanic Gardens were paved during the week of June 15th, 2020, which was made possible by a grant provided by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.    The goal was to provide more access to people that require mobility assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers. The natural green…

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Hiking in Northwest Indiana

These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge out of doors, or found hope and inspiration in the splendor of nature by admiring spring flowers and wildlife from our windows (or computers).   Our natural world unceasingly supports and inspires us when we need it most. Will you now help…

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Recreation Opportunities In Northwest Indiana

During the Pandemic, the safest thing to do is visit an outdoor facility. Northwest Indiana has lots of places to visit. Now is a great time to discover a new adventure. Here’s Some Recreation Opportunities in Northwest Indiana. Hiking in Northwest Indiana These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge…

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A Close Encounter with Nature

     Ogden Gardens is a local treasure that is often overlooked. It is a quick and close encounter with Nature because it is located in the heart of the Valparaiso business district with a very close easy access parking area. For local residents it’s an easy bike ride or walk. Odgen Gardens is on…

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Hiking at Luhr Park – LaPorte Indiana

by Andie Renner-Miller A Hidden Gem – Luhr Park, La Porte County.      On a nice warm evening my husband and I decided to visit my favorite of the LaPorte County parks for a nice evening in nature. Luhr County Park has so much to offer. There is no fee to use this park…

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Hiking at Sunset Hill County Park Valparaiso

   We did this hike at Sunset Hill County Park right after a huge 4 inch rain storm that fell May 15th, 2020 and did not encounter too much mud, only a few small pockets that we walked around. The Murray Woods Nature Preserve wooded area at Sunset Hill County Park was very surprisingly a…

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Wicker Park Golf To Open May 13th

     Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course will reopen Wednesday — with new rules designed to keep you safe. Park Superintendent Brett Bierman said the new parameters are easy to follow — but not negotiable.      “We can’t wait to see our golfers return. Our course is in great shape and we all know…

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Lack of Social Distancing Closes Porter Beach

     The National Park Service has closed the Porter Beach area of Indiana Dunes National Park. This closure includes both the national park beach and associated parking lots due​ to unsafe health conditions related to overcrowding, unsafe sanitation practices, and lack of social distancing pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The park reminds visitors to…

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Hike The Secret Moraine Nature Preserve

by Andie Renner-Miller      We did this hike back when it was snow covered as it was listed as a good hike to do in the snow. This preserve was a good reminder that it doesn’t need to be warm out to take a good hike. We found only one area that may be difficult…

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3 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your RV Luxurious

3 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your RV Luxurious

     A well-maintained RV brings all the luxurious comforts of home—warm showers, soft bedding, electricity, and more—to the gorgeous landscapes and experiences of an outdoor vacation.      However, if you want your RV to serve you for years of vacations to come, you need to maintain it properly. Routine inspections, checkups, and fixes…

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